NBA Rumors: Lakers Consider Adding 4-Time All-Star

The Los Angeles Lakers, who are now without LeBron James for a few weeks, are in the market for another ball-handler. And the latest rumor, according to Lakers Daily, has them considering bringing in Kemba Walker for a workout.

The 4-time All-Star had a brief nine-game trial with the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season, but was eventually cut loose. Last season, Walker averaged 11.6 points and 3.5 assists with the New York Knicks before they shut him down in February, and then shipped him out in a draft day deal.

With James down for the count, the Lakers can use another playmaker behind D'Angelo Russell and Dennis Schröder. 

Walker, however, has dealt with serious and chronic knee problems over the past couple of years, severely limiting his once-vaunted explosiveness and effectiveness.

Kemba is a four-time All-Star, the last time in 2020 for the Boston Celtics. This season, in nine games for Dallas, he averaged 8.0 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game while shooting 42.1% from the field and 25% from 3-point range.

A workout doesn't necessarily equate to a signing, but the Lakers do need another ball-handler with LeBron out for most of the rest of the regular season. 

Another option on the buyout market would be John Wall, who doesn't seem to have any other takers at the moment. 

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